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CSPAN
Aug 11, 2013 6:00am EDT
joining forces, we are so proud of the work you've done to help rally america around military families and veterans. i'm inspired by what they're doing, so thank you, michelle, for your extraordinary work. join at was proud to your convention three years ago. [applause] it is wonderful to be back. i want to thank your national much.der, thank you so teame entire leadership johnson, burgess, don adams, all the incredible spouses and spouses that the dav auxiliary. i want to thank barry janowski. i got it. [laughter] they used to mispronounce obama, too. [laughter] i want to thank barry and your grade team in washington. disabled american veterans, like all veterans, you carry in your hearts the story of brave service that took you to every as young men earth , leftmen, you left home everyone you ever knew because clouds gathered far across the sea. you had your whole life ahead of you, but you were willing to risk all of it for this land that we love. because you know from hard experience what we must never our country and doors because in every generation there are americans like you w
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
, i think we could not be in a much better place than america to have this discussion right now. i am joined by a fabulous panel of experts. usy are going to enlighten and him pack the relationship between growth in texas. many have probably seen him on tv. it ordered member of the wall street journal, he writes about immigration, taxes, many things. i am sure you have read his articles. he has been an advocate for years, a scholar, and we are privileged to have you here, steve. thank you for coming. youthing you do well is look state-by-state a lot. you talk about growth and you look at the state and evidence. and what are growing role are immigrants playing in the country? >> first of all, when amity called me and asked me to come here to dallas to speak, i leapt amthe opportunity, because i an admirer of george w. bush. thank you for the invitation. thunder a little bit when you talk about four percent growth year it i would add to what you said, that i do not think we can accomplish four percent growth without immigration. it is a precondition to get to that higher growth rate. it
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 1:00pm EDT
here, representing the rule committees. i want to tell everybody in america, tom cole is a reasonable member of this house. he's been a leader of this house. he wants to seek common ground in my view. so i do not criticize him but i say, mr. speaker, as you tap the gavel, time is not only running out on steny hoyer, time is running out on this house, time is running out on erica, time is running out americans who know their house is not working and now i yield back the balance of my time but we should not yield the balance of time for the american people and for our country. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has no time to yield back. the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized. mr. cole: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cole: my friend, and he is my friend is really one of the great speakers in this chamber. i mean that with all sincerity. but this isn't the senate. we don't have unlimited debate over here. kind of stretching it a little bit. but it's alway
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 9:00am EDT
of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker: the chair will entertain up to five requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois rise? mr. shimkus: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker: without objection. mr. shimkus: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to remember and recall the life of carla anderson. carla passed away on july 23, after a month-long fight against an infection. she was 52, a loving mother, devoted wife and deputy executive director of the next generation 911 institute. it was in this capacity that i had the privilege of working with her. technology continued to move forward, congresswoman anna eshoo and i worked closely as part of the congressional e-911 congress. she was part of legislation passed by congress to advance 911 services. in so doing, many lives have been saved. as first responders throughout the country could not on
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm EDT
individual state cost needs. -- state's needs. and to build a workforce that will meet the needs of america. as global economic regions have become more competitive, not only the united states around the world, our work force has become more specialized, and we have more specialized services, more specialized skills. we have very scarce public resources that are available for workforce training. we have a lot of different workforce programs, so we need a thoughtful, comprehensive approach that will prepare the workforce to keep pace with a very competitive global economy. it is an issue that not only calls for national attention, but it also calls for gubernatorial attention. we can lead the way in helping to create a workforce in america that meets the demands of our employers in our states, and also build a highly skilled workforce that we can reassure the jobs back to america. bring america back to its greatest. if you look at the statistics internationally and where america stands in comparison to many other nations, in the area of reading alone, we are in the 15%'s. you look at math, w
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 1:00pm EDT
about the future of elections of america which details the 2012 campaign. this is about an hour. host: dan balz, thank you very much for being with us. guest: thank you, steve. host: the book is called "collision 2012," we will dig right in. in the middle of the book you write that presidential elections are often "retold from the inside out, as power and wisdom flows from the strategists arguing, yet they play out against the reality of an ever-changing country." guest: when you write a campaign book, to try to do is discuss the decision making a went on. to get a better sense of what strategists were thinking about, talking about, the key decisions and motivations of the candidates. there is obviously another element to this. we could see it in 2012 and every election. one in 2012, it was the economy. was the economy just good enough to make it possible for him to win reelection? or was it going to be just bad enough to make him exceedingly vulnerable to defeat? that is one. also the changing demographics of the country. we have talked about this a lot in the wake of the election. t
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 10:00am EDT
day i note that children in america suffer for a variety of reasons. the senate, of course, had a bill that they are pushing through that was at the $54 billion. still very far short of the great needs of this community. so i rise today to say that it landed with a thud and i think more importantly my colleague from texas, again, from houston, spoke on the floor of the house about some untimely language on page 52. i remember it. that cut into the light rail system of houston. it would impact my district. it would stop students at the university of houston and texas southern university from being able to have access to rail, cutting down on their travel costs because there was a provision in the bill that did not fund just a sector of that light rail. my colleagues, how can you build light rail when you cut it in the middle like the western movies when the train rushes up and finds a big hole over the mountain where something has happened and it can't go any further? so it was a bill destined to die, should have died because it lacked compassion. and i stand here opposing any language
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 1:00pm EDT
now under the generous sponsorship of rolls-royce north america and we are grateful for that support. it is allowed us to continue this ongoing discussion and dialogue to a big buildup. we are grateful for that support. this special discussion series is on the defense review. we know almost everything by its initials. insider whenare an you can engage in an entire sentence with subjects, verbs, modifiers, and they are all acronyms. and it actually makes sense to you, if you will. i will review that history briefly with you and then we will welcome our guests. the general has been in the air -- you enrolled first at the air force academy but graduated in 1896. he has had quite a number of assignments at all levels of the air force, over 600 hours of combat flying ranging from original desert storm and desert shield. he now has the unique distinction of being the director of the air force office. he has got the responsibility for managing this from an air of course, itive. is a statutory requirement that congress passed back in 1996. there has been since then, for. this will be our fif
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2013 5:00am EDT
through the nuances. apart from the isolationist the blameart from america first crowd in congress, one of the main reasons why we have a hard time maintaining support for programs such as the nsa is because the president has undercut us. he speaks in a schizophrenic way. he should be the one out there on national television. he should be the one of there, instead of talking about phony scandals, he should be talking about the speeches he has made about islamic terrorism and tell us why the nsa program is so important. [applause] we are up against a situation where people considered republicans or conservatives are defending a program of left of center president refuses to defend it himself. the country has to come first. that is why i believe a program such as the nsa, that as the basis for today's program, is so essential. let me talk about privacy versus security. menace of communist the 1940s and 1950s, we face an enemy which is overseas and right here in our own country. willing enemy which is to carry out attacks in our own country. during the cold war, the soviets were not going
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm EDT
states of america and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from maryland reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. issa: at this time i'd like to yield one minute to the gentleman from north carolina. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to address the individual from maryland, the gentleman from maryland as he lks about it's all about all employees and indeed it is because if we allow this continued behavior to go on, it tarnishes the good reputation workers that day in, day out serve this country and the citizens so well. mr. meadows: and what we're talking about is giving a tool, a management tool to let managers manage. we're talking about not giving bonuses, mr. speaker. we're talking about not giving bonuses to those that are at the very highest, the 1%, while the rank and file goes so many times without being recognized or compensated for what they deserve. you know, we're talking about employees that make
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 7:00pm EDT
where faced with, do you need to collect five years on data in everyone in america and their telephone records, so the hay stack, which is pretty big -- >> that's a fair question. the question would be is it enough to look prosphectively in the future -- >> right. >> it may be the plotting you're looking for occurred in the past. it if you don't have that person's record in the past you can't determine ? >> if we required the phone companies to retain the records for five years. -- >> that's a good point. it's not possible. >> it did [inaudible] retain it for the benefit of the government. >> how would it be? >> i think it would require a legal change. i don't think it's hard. i don't think you can get there from here. you have to think about the rest of the attribute necessary to make it a useful adventure. >> senator feinstein said ask him about the offense. >> i would say in a classified session i can give you chapter and verse on the expense. it's dpircht whether you choose the implementation or leave it with the provide piers. they should bear the expense. >> thank you. >> senator
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm EDT
are steps that are confidence building measures. -- ted jada cople has coppel has written, america's chronic overreaction to terrorism, we had excerpts. but the country's capacity for self-inflicted damage must astounded even osama bin laden. there is always the nightmare of acquiring, terrorists acquiring weapons of mass destruction, but nothing would give the terrorists enemies greater satisfaction than that we focus obsessively on the remote possibility and restrict our lives and our liberties accordingly. guest: this is always a difficult debate. i think that if we step back d look at it since 9/11, the united states, even though we're one of the most open and free countries has remained, frankly, open and free. we have continued to have super bowls. we continue to have our people travel abroad. we have robust trade with our allies around the world. so this type of limited action, i would use an analogy of it's like a hurricane. we have some weather forecasting that says will is going to be a potential storm. we're battening down the hatches in a few limiting places. if the storm passes,
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 1:00pm EDT
in the 1990's, to, throughout central america, get involved, and you see through some of the wikileaks cables how closely the dea and the latin american government worked together. "new york times" did a story on that about a year ago. the relationship between the military and the dea goes back probably before the dea was even created, going back to vietnam and some of the things the intelligence community was doing related to drugs. i wonder what is happening today. host: the dea saying that drug cartels are linked to terrorists. guest: i do not think it is in the secret, you know, when they testify on the hill about the special operations division, it is one part of the special operations division. when the dea talks about the special operations division, has press conferences -- not at their headquarters necessarily, but they are talking about some very important in nature cases. there is no question that drugs are an international issue, drug importation. but what we are focusing on here are cases that remain inside the united states against americans, but also foreigners who were arreste
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 10:00am EDT
.s. diplomacy and advance america's interests. couple ofing a minutes late. we will have live coverage when it does get underway here on c- span. >> once again, live pictures from the state department. secretary of state john kerry excited to name shaun casey to head the state department's first office that is dedicated to out reach the global faith community and religious leaders. wayside this to get underway in just a moment. some news out of the white house this morning, if you are listening to "washington journal" this morning, rushing to in -- president obama planning to cancel a one-on-one meeting with russian president putin. it is in retribution to russia's decision to grant asylum to nsa security leaguer edward snowden. it is also first-rate with rush on an array of other issues including missile defense and human rights. says obama still plans to attend the g 20 summit, but a one-on-one meeting with president putin has been postponed. president obama will also at a stop in sweden to his early september travel itinerary. in a statement today, senator schumer, democrat of new york,
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 12:00pm EDT
chapter in texas story, and america's story. as i learned that sitting at the kitchen table with my grandfather, the task may not be easy, and it may not be but it is important. itis essential, and together can be done. thank you very, very much. [laughter] [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] 3] >> thank you. we have a lot of questions, and many of them, as you might imagine, are along the same theme. let's just get this out of the way right away. you mentioned your feud with rick perry. are you thinking about running to succeed him as governor? to go a lot of people are asking me that question lately, as you can imagine, and i am working very hard to decide what my neck steps will be. i do think in texas people feel we need a change from the very fractured, very partisan leadership we're seeing in the state government right now. what about a bid for another state office, perhaps u.s. senator or lieutenant governor? >> i can say i will run for either my state senate seat or the governor. [applaus
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 5:00pm EDT
and concerned about things. >> that is on my business card. >> we replicate the procedures that america follows of authorizing stuff by legislation , setting decisions by court, supervising it by inspector general's. done in a to be secret way in order that enemies do not find out about it and could therefore it made it. that is the way it goes. >> and do not exclude the possibility of new legislation. if congress wants to fix it, they have oversight abilities to hear all this material in classified form and decide whether they want to tweak the law. >> you would prefer to see, i suspect, open debate before the supreme court, but you could go the congressional route to address the concerns you have raised. >> i guess they each have their own functions. one determines what the legislation should be. one determines what is constitutional. my preference would be that both get their shot at it. but that is just me. more,oing to ask only one because i am told there are 20 minutes remaining, and i want to give you time on the floor. briefly, would each of you give your observations on civil , a board
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 10:00am EDT
. they are not essential. what you need to do, given that america's economy has so much promise, what you need to do is tip the curve on how we are increasing the debt. if we lower our expectations a little we can wind up in a reasonable place for the next five or 10 years. long-term entitlement is a big challenge. our colleagues have written eloquently about this. if you had aterm, modest increase in either income tax rates or a modest cap on deductions the way mitt romney was proposing last year and you had a couple percent change in the cost-of-living adjustment for social security for social security recipients that would accumulate over time, you could achieve half the cuts in the discretionary accounts that sequestration would impose. , you havethat prevented the debt from getting bigger relative to the size of the economy. then all the things we have going for us, our energy resolution, the advanced manufacturing, the gradual recovery of the real estate markets. all of these things can kick in. washington does not need to see itself as a location of this great showdown of loaded government versus li
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2013 1:35pm EDT
us any information you have when it comes to how we do this better and best and make america safe. please read the bios. they are all impressive people. i want to thank them for being here. let's take a 15-minute break. .hank you [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] lookmorrow we will take a at the july unemployment numbers and the role of low wage and part-time positions. then threats from al qaeda with a former u.s. ambassador to iraq. .hen u.s.-russia relations all of that starting at 7:00 a.m. eastern time on c-span. the relationship between the u.s. and russia is one of our topics tomorrow on "newsmakers." he is the chair of the foreign affairs subcommittee on europe, eurasia, and emerging threat. here is some of what he had to say. >> it is imperative we have a good relationship with russia. yet we have this administration and many republicans pushing russia away, still thinking about russia as it was during the cold war. for the causeood of peace and it is no good for us. >> is it possibl
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 10:00am EDT
to say what is happening in rural america in general. what we have found is, particularly in the south and southwest, rural school districts have been consolidated almost to the hills. very large districts in their role self. we think, to a large extent, we have reached the economies of scale in these communities. that makes sense for those communities. but what happens, for the most part, you do not achieve cost savings and the quality that most proponents of consolidation assume that you will achieve by consolidation. particularly in the rural sites, you see it increased costs around transportation, lots more travel time for kids on buses, a much longer day. we have kids getting on the bus before daylight and they are getting off after sunset. when you factor those things into the formula of what is working, what should be the response to the small school problem -- and i do not like to think of it as a small school or small district problem -- it is a situation that exists that does not have to be problematic. when we look at it in terms of dollars saved by increasing numbers and re
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